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TIPs Bulletins
The Technical Information Procedure (TIPs) bulletins are great tools to help credit union staff understand recent changes in laws and regulations and how they may affect the credit union. TIPs bulletins address current mandatory compliance issues and changes to federal and state regulations. Continue for complete list of current TIPs Bulletins
January 28, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-04 2014 Residential Mortgage Loan Report
TIPs Bulletin #15-03 HMDA/LAR Reports
   
January 16, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-02 2015 Information Returns and Disclosures
   
January 15, 2015
TIPs Bulletin #15-01 Important Reminder: Limitation on Credit Card / Unsecured Open-end Credit Late Fees (CA Financial Code 4001)
   
   
 
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From the Editors of CU Weekly

LEAGUES POST NEW 'TIPs BULLETINS'
updated 04/19/13 11:00 AM
Investments, Credit Ratings, and Notices
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have posted several new TIPs Bulletins from January to April of 2013—all of them geared to assist credit union compliance professionals and CEOs succeed in complying with federal and state regulations!

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The following most recent TIPs Bulletins are just a few that have been released within the past couple of months, along with respective effective dates for upcoming rules:

INVESTMENT AND DEPOSIT ACTIVITIES
TIPs Bulletin 13-23 gives detailed information on how the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) board has amended Part 703 to allow federal credit unions to purchase Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS). TIPS will provide federal credit unions with an additional investment portfolio risk management tool that can be useful in an inflationary economic environment.

ALTERNATIVES TO USING CREDIT RATINGS
TIPs Bulletin 13-22 shows how the NCUA issued a final rule implementing certain statutory requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that pertain to using credit ratings to assess credit worthiness of a security or money market instrument.

REQUIRED LOBBY NOTICES AND STATEMENTS
TIPs Bulletin 13-21 reflects on how Required Lobby Notices and Statements information hasn't been sent out for some time. Regulatory compliance for required signs and posters should be reviewed annually. Of note is the change to the signage for the Equal Housing Lender poster to NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection.

 
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TILA-RESPA RULE CHANGES FINALIZED
updated 01/26/15 04:27 PM
Plus, FinCEN Issues New SAR Stats
Proposed amendments by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule were finalized in late January. These changes are effective Aug. 1, 2015.

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ELECTRONIC DBO FILING
updated 01/16/15 04:35 PM
TIPs Bulletins; Cuban Asset Reg.
The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has standardized electronic forms for weekly and quarterly reporting of local agency deposits and securities, allowing financial institutions to submit their weekly reports to the DBO electronically rather than through the U.S. mail. This change was made possible by Assembly Bill 2298, which took effect Jan. 1.

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